North Korea has begun dismantling nuclear test site

  • North Korea has begun dismantling nuclear test site

North Korea has begun dismantling nuclear test site

North Korea has announced that they will dismantle Nuclear Test Site this month, ahead of the big Summit Meeting on June 12th.

Trump, in a tweet Saturday, already thanked North Korea for its plan to dismantle the nuclear test site, calling it "a very smart and gracious gesture!"

But President Donald Trump, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and others have welcomed the decision, saying it's a measure of the North's sincerity in its recent outreach to the global community.

USA researchers say recent satellite imagery shows that North Korea has begun dismantling facilities at its nuclear test site.

North Korean state media reported over the weekend that the country had scheduled the dismantlement of its nuclear bomb site for later in May.

After Saturday's announcement, President TrumpDonald John TrumpRomney denounces pastor slated to speak at United States embassy in Jerusalem Pentagon finds problems with Kushner-backed health program: report Apple CEO Tim Cook praises Parkland, "Me Too" activists in commencement speech MORE thanked North Korea for its "gracious gesture".

Bolton said the USA side also will discuss not just North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes but its chemical and biological weapons arsenal as well.

Xi replied that if the United States and North Korea reach a consensus on denuclearization, it would be possible to provide economic assistance to North Korea in phases.

The detainees' release came ahead of a historic summit between Trump and Kim on June 12. But it remains unclear if Kim would ever fully relinquish the weapons he probably views as his only guarantee of survival. Pompeo, speaking on CBS News' "Face the Nation" on Sunday said that the regime will benefit from private investment, not assistance from USA taxpayers, in exchange for abandoning its nuclear weapon program.

President Trump with the three Americans after being freed from detention in North Korea. "It means getting rid of the uranium facility", he said on ABC's "This Week".

Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday that he thinks Congress would be willing to economically support North Korea once they get rid of their nuclear weapons, and stop trying to develop them.

North Korea's official name is the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

North Korea has carried out all of its six nuclear tests to date at the Punggye-ri site, starting in 2006 and continuing until the most recent and powerful one in September past year. Also, note that the focus on ICBMs would mean that the US safeguards its own population at the cost of accepting a North Korea nuclear capacity which covers all of South Korea and Japan.